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Major Projects

Information about our major infrastructure and research projects are provided below.

Fire Hydrant Flow Testing

About this project

We are undertaking routine water flow and pressure testing of approximately 4,500 fire hydrants across the City as part of a proactive maintenance program.

To maintain fire hydrants for use by Queensland Fire and Emergency services, we test fire hydrants to gauge flow and pressure and make sure they are fully functioning in case of an emergency.  While we already maintain fire hydrants, further testing will help determine the performance and condition of hydrants and allow us to identify those which need future maintenance or replacement.

Testing of fire hydrants will occur on week days between 7:00am and 5:00pm.  The works will commence from early August 2019 and continue through to January 2020.

There will be no interruption to residents’ water supply during the flow testing of fire hydrants.

Some water will be released into the stormwater network as each hydrant tested. Keeping this water is not cost effective when compared to the cost of hiring a truck to capture any lost water. However, Council officers and contractors will endeavour to minimise water wastage, where practical.

Information materials

Frequently asked questions (PDF 57 KB)

Current locations for hydrant flow testing

August - Slacks Creek, Kingston and Logan Central

More information

For more information about fire hydrant flow testing or  for more detailed information on the location of the hydrants being tested, please contact Logan Water Infrastructure Alliance’s, Community and Stakeholder Engagement Officer on 3412 9609 or email community@loganwia.com.au.

Drinking Water Supply Changes – Kimberley Park Water Supply Zone

Logan City Council is committed to a high-quality, secure water supply for all Logan residents and water customers. From early July to the end of August 2019, Council together with Seqwater will conduct a maintenance program on the water supply network in the Kimberley Park Water Supply Zone.  This maintenance includes flushing the system to remove accumulated deposits on the pipes and disinfection by temporarily adjusting chlorine levels.

The works will impact the following suburbs:

  • Carbrook
  • Cornubia
  • Loganholme
  • Shailer Park
  • Slacks Creek
  • Tanah Merah

The maintenance program is necessary to ensure that the water network is kept clean and continues to meet the stringent requirements of the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines. We acknowledge that chlorine levels in the water may be noticeable in many areas and at times discoloured water may be experienced.  We believe however that residents will understand that correct maintenance of the water supply system is essential for community health. You can be assured that during this program water will continue to meet all health regulations.

DURING WORKS:

  • Some water mains will be flushed, however there should be no need to temporarily interrupt water supply. If any residents and businesses will be affected by planned interruptions, they will be provided with written notification at least 48 hours in advance.
  • Some residents may notice a change in the taste, odour or appearance of their water. Temporary discolouration of the water supply can be managed in most cases by running a tap at your property for a couple of minutes. If discolouration persists please contact Council and we will flush the affected water mains if necessary.
  • There are some actions you can take to minimize the odour of chlorine in drinking water.  It is often sufficient to leave tap water in an open jug in the fridge overnight to significantly reduce its odour.  If you choose to filter the water, the filter must contain activated carbon/charcoal to be effective for the reduction of chlorine.
  • The altered chlorine concentration may impact non-drinking uses of water such as fish keeping. We recommend you obtain specialist advice regarding the effects of chlorinated water in such cases.

For more information, please refer to Council's Drinking Water Supply Changes - Kimberley Park Water Supply Zone (PDF 401 KB) fact sheet which includes frequently asked questions. There is also a map of the affected areas. During this time, if you experience persistent discoloured water, please call Council’s customer service team on 07 3412 3412.

Logan South Wastewater Treatment Plant B

In 2018/2019 Council has been looking into potential sites for a modern wastewater (sewage) treatment facility in the City of Logan. This facility, currently known as Logan South Wastewater Treatment Plant B (Logan South WWTP B) is needed to service new developments between Park Ridge and Yarrabilba in the coming years.

Current status

At the Ordinary Council meeting of 16 April 2019, Council selected a final site for the Logan South WWTP B. The site is located at the eastern end of Pleasant View Road at Chambers Flat.

The selected site was considered the most suitable for a modern wastewater treatment facility due to the availability of flood free land, the relatively low impact on the community and environment compared with other sites assessed and the proximity to the Logan River.

The project is currently is in the early planning phase. Council is commencing detailed planning and concept design of the facility.

Community consultation

Chambers Flat community members may register their interest in participating in a Community Reference Group which will inform the future development of the Logan South WWTP B. Please contact Tania Keelan on 3412 9609 or email community@loganwia.com.au.

Information materials

Commonly asked questions

More information

If you have any questions about this project, please phone Logan Water Infrastructure Alliance’s community engagement team on 07 3412 9609 or email community@loganwia.com.au.

Cedar Grove Wastewater (Sewage) Treatment Plant

Council’s Logan Water Infrastructure Alliance is currently constructing the first stage of a state-of-the-art wastewater (sewage) treatment plant located at Cedar Grove. This facility will provide essential services to the growing community in the Queensland Government’s Greater Flagstone Priority Development Area (PDA).

Under the Queensland Government’s ShapingSEQ South East Queensland Regional Plan 2017, Logan City’s south west region is identified as a major hub for residential, commercial and industrial development. This region includes the Greater Flagstone PDA.

Current status

Construction of stage one of the new wastewater treatment plant at Cedar Grove commenced in September 2018, with major earthworks and concreting activities currently underway. Please refer to Cedar Grove Wastewater Treatment Plant - August key activities    (PDF 104 KB) for more detailed information about upcoming construction activities.

Information materials

Community Reference Group

Council plans to operate a Community Reference Group during the detailed design and construction phases of this project. For more information please refer to the Terms of Reference (PDF 584 KB). Nominations for the Community Reference Group are now closed.

More information

Information about the Greater Flagstone PDA is available from:

Economic Development Queensland
Department of State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning
dsdmip.qld.gov.au (search for ‘Greater Flagstone’)
Email: edq@dsdmip.qld.gov.au
Phone: 07 3452 7880

Further information about the Cedar Grove wastewater treatment plant – Stage 1 is available from:

Logan Water Infrastructure Alliance
Email: community@loganwia.com.au
Phone: 07 3412 9609

Inflow and infiltration inspection program

The Logan wastewater system experiences large volumes of overflows during severe wet weather events. These types of events have a significant impact on the wastewater network, overwhelming its capacity and resulting in wastewater overflows into the environment.

Stormwater entering the wastewater network as a result of defective, improper and illegal stormwater connections, principally from residential connections, is a major cause of wastewater overflows. By identifying sources and lessening the risk of stormwater entering the wastewater system, Logan City Council is committed to significantly reducing the number of wastewater overflows that occur during wet weather.

With this goal in mind, Council undertakes systematic inspection programs to identify defective, improper and illegal stormwater connections to the wastewater system, in accordance with the provisions of sections 133 and 134 of the Local Government Act 2009. Details of the inspection programs are included below.

For further information please contact Council’s Logan Water Infrastructure Alliance on (07) 3412 9600.

Shailer Park

An inspection program in Shailer Park will commence on 1 March 2018. Voluntary Compliance letters will then be sent to property owners where defects have been identified. Council will be liaising with property owners and providing assistance/advice where possible to ensure that these defects are rectified.

Mount Warren Park

An inspection program in Mount Warren Park will commence in mid-March 2018. Voluntary Compliance letters will then be sent to property owners where defects have been identified. Council will be liaising with property owners and providing assistance/advice where possible to ensure that these defects are rectified.

Council appreciates property owners’ participation in the inspection program, and the support shown for reducing wastewater overflows into our environment.

Waterford West and Loganlea

An inspection program in Waterford West will commence in early April 2018. Voluntary Compliance letters will then be sent to property owners where defects have been identified. Council will be liaising with property owners and providing assistance/advice where possible to ensure that these defects are rectified.

Council appreciates property owners’ participation in the inspection program, and the support shown for reducing wastewater overflows into our environment.

Related information:

Logan Water Infrastructure Alliance

Logan Water Infrastructure Alliance is a public and private sector enterprise involving Logan City Council, Downer, Cardno and WSP.

Established on 1 July 2015, the alliance supports Council’s water business in the areas of asset management, planning, design, project delivery and organisational development.

Logan Water Infrastructure Alliance improves the operation of Logan’s water and wastewater networks and meets the demand for infrastructure in growth areas. This infrastructure includes:

  • Water and wastewater pipelines and pump stations
  • Water reservoirs
  • Wastewater treatment plants
  • Water and wastewater network management technologies.

The alliance’s activities benefit the local economy, environment and community by:

  • enhancing the value and minimising the cost of infrastructure for the Council and its customers
  • providing infrastructure for Logan’s growing population and economy
  • installing infrastructure and technologies which reduce environmental and social impacts
  • providing local employment and training opportunities for staff and local businesses.

Logan Water Infrastructure Alliance’s performance is detailed in our annual program achievements summaries (see below).

Current works

Before the start of any project works, Logan Water Infrastructure Alliance distributes a Works Notice to local residents and businesses who may be impacted by the works. These notices outline the location, nature and timing of the works as well as potential impacts.

Works notices for current alliance projects are listed below:

Water projects

Wastewater projects

Alliance information sheets

Alliance program achievements

Further information

Further information about Logan Water Infrastructure Alliance can be obtained by emailing the alliance’s community team community@loganwia.com.au, or phoning 07 3412 9600.

Information about Council’s private sector partners is available by clicking on the logos below:

Downer LogoCardno WSP Logo

Logan Water Infrastructure Partnership Tender

Logan Water wishes to enter into a partnership contract with industry participants to deliver its capital works program from July 2020 to June 2025 with 2 possible 2 year extensions. Logan Water expects to be calling for tenders in late June 2019. Attached is the Pre-Industry briefing presentation delivered 12 June 2019.

Pre-Industry briefing presentation  (PDF 661 KB)